How do I replace the monitor?

I've got an Asus R500V that was recently mushed a bit, resulting in a small fracture in a corner of the screen, but the entire refresh rate of the monitor is jacked. It flashes erratically and freezes sometimes. Microcenter offers a repair service for $119, but I can get the monitor itself for $50-60 and DIY it. I've done a bit of repair before myself, but not a monitor, so I want to do my homework.

Unfortunately, the R500V was unique to Microcenter, packing a 2.3 i7, an Nvidia GT 630 and a standard 15.6" screen with a res. of 1366x768, so there is little-to-nothing about it on the internet. It's similar to the X53E in aesthetics, but more similar to the G75VX in design with the split between the trackpad and keyboard, with the power button on the far left.

Any know-how or advice would be awesome, thanks!

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Michael, you are in luck as the screen in the Asus R500V is pretty easy to replace, but unfortunately I don't see any similar laptops on this site with screen replacement guides so I'll try to walk you through.

1. Remove the two Phillips head screws at both bottom corners of the screen, covered by little rubber feet.

2. Pry off the front bezel, starting from the middle bottom of screen where the bezel covers the metal part of the screen and working your way out and up.

3. Remove all the screen that hold the hinges to the back panel near the base of the screen.

4. Disconnect the LCD cable.

5. Remove the Phillips head screws on both sides of the screen to pull it off of the hinges.

My recommendation is that you order the screen based on the part number on the screen itself. $50-60 is pretty normal for a 15.6" screen, and the $119 for a screen replacement is not a bad deal if that includes the screen and labor.

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Thanks a bunch. :)

To be honest, I may just hash out and pay for the repair, as looking into it it seems damage via warping or physical abuse is common during shipping for bare monitors. Challenging myself with the repair is tempting, but I'd rather pay the extra then take unnecessary risks. I'm glad you responded though, as now there's something on the topic for anyone braver.

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